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JOHN SCHLITT TO KICK OFF LIFEWAY COOL SPRINGS OPEN HOUSE

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Legendary Rocker Joins Pocket Full of Rocks at Saturday's Grand Re-Opening Celebration
John Schlitt

Franklin, TN August 14, 2009 - Legendary recording artist John Schlitt—solo artist, lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra and former lead singer for mainstream rock band Head East—will join Pocket Full of Rocks onstage in concert at the LifeWay Open House in Franklin, Tenn. on Saturday, August 15, 2009. The event will celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly remodeled Franklin LifeWay Christian Store at Cool Springs, located beside the Cool Springs Galleria. 94FM The Fish will begin broadcasting on-site at 11:00 a.m. CDT, and The Fish radio personalities Doug & Kim will serve as emcees for the concert, which will kick off in the afternoon at 3:00 p.m. CDT. Schlitt will take the stage first, followed by Pocket Full of Rocks.

The LifeWay Open House will have something for the whole family, including a Bounce House, free balloons and giveaways, and a Guitar Praise competition with a Guitar Praise game system for the winner. Free lunches will be served by Chik-Fil-A, with free smoothies from Fruit Smoothie available in the afternoon. Free dinners will be served by McDougal's until 5:00 p.m.


"We're excited to have John Schlitt join us on Saturday, August 15 for our Open House event to help celebrate the new look of our Cool Springs store," says David Ecrement, LifeWay's Manager of Media & Events. "John's ability to passionately communicate and minister to people fits perfectly with the mission and vision of LifeWay Christian Stores. From his years with Petra and beyond, John continues to connect with fans and earn new ones. I'm thrilled to have John be a part of our event!"

With more than three decades worth of water under the musical bridge, John Schlitt has earned multiple Gold Records, Grammys and Dove Awards. He has toured all over the world and has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as a member of Petra. After 20 years fronting Petra, one of the most successful rock bands in Christian music history, Schlitt released his third solo album, The Grafting, on 4K Records. Still passionate about the message of the Gospel and compelled to deliver it in his own inimitable fashion, he called on the multiple talents of rising star producer/songwriter Dan Needham (Amy Grant, Petra, Michael McDonald) to help craft his vision.

The Grafting finds Schlitt exploring uncharted musical territory, while remaining anchored by his unmistakable voice. It is a combination that is sure to please his legion of fans and attract a new generation of adherents. At once intimate and accessible, The Grafting is without a doubt Schlitt's most potent solo album to date.

The Grafting is available on 4K Records and is distributed internationally by Go Global Entertainment. For more information on John Schlitt and his latest project, The Grafting, visit www.johnwschlitt.com.